Helen Burnett-Nichols

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Helen is a freelance writer specializing in news and feature articles on a variety of business, legal and investment topics. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, National Post Legal Post, Fund Strategy magazine, Canadian Lawyer magazine, Benefits Canada and the Hamilton Spectator’s Hamilton Business magazine. Prior to embarking on a freelance career, Helen was the Community Content Editor for Stockhouse.com, and she previously worked as Associate Editor of Canadian Lawyer magazine/Law Times newspaper. Follow her on Twitter @helenbnichols

Book Value: How Raise Your Financial IQ

When it comes to boosting your financial knowledge, the list of topics is endless — but before hitting the expert-level on the latest investment...

Should You Buy a Vacation Property? Part Two

The benefits of owning a recreational property are obvious when you imagine spending the day on the water or ski hill, or even enjoying...

Should You Buy a Vacation Property? Part One

For many prospective buyers, a recreational property represents an escape hatch from city life, a place to enjoy weekends and vacations with family and...

Are You Frugal or a Miser?

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How Thinking Like An Entrepreneur Will Help Your Career

Entrepreneurs are celebrated for their passion, drive and ability to pivot when necessary—the sky’s the limit. But while these self-starting qualities are essential in the...

Home Alone—Is Real Estate a Good Investment?

It’s spring, which means ‘for sale’ signs are popping up in many neighbourhoods across the country – but while property values once seemed to...

Pay Off Debts or Invest? How to Solve this Dilemma

Mortgage, car loan, line of credit? Many Canadians have household debt— as much as $2 trillion in 2017, according to the Bank of Canada—three-quarters...

Small Changes Mean Big Savings

It may not seem like much – maybe you’re paying a $15 monthly bank fee, $50 for a subscription of boxed beauty samples, but...

How Family and Friends Can Derail Your Investments

So, you’ve been working with a financial professional and you’re on your way to achieving your investment goals with a tailored plan. But wait!...